If you’ve stumbled across this space more than once, you’ve probably figured out by now that I’m not a big fan of the concept of “patriotism,” nor am I fond of the accompanying idolatrous symbolism. However, the United States does actually have laws regarding its flag, and, as you can see below, the ostensible Commander in Chief has no problem breaking them:
There are those of you who might say I’m nitpicking about this, but remember, it is illegal to do what he did with this flag. Just as someone told me once that it was illegal for Bill Clinton to get a blow job in the Oval Office, as it was a federal office (never mind that it is also part of the presidential residence, the White House, but let’s not parse technicalities here). Here is the law in question: U.S. Code Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 8 (g): “The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.”
Shouldn’t the holder of the highest political office of the land be aware of such things? Shouldn’t someone in his administration inform his ignorant ass?